Piga Fernández

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About Piga Fernández

Piga Fernández, Santiago, Chile, is a Global Relations Consultant since 2009 for the Life Raft Group , a GIST Patient Organization. She founded and is the Executive Director of Fundación GIST Chile, a nonprofit organization dedicated to support GIST and other gastrointestinal patients through education, information, emotional support and advocacy, with the goal of having them experience a better quality of life. Additionally, She is also the Coordinator of Alianza GIST, a consortium of GIST groups in Latin America. Her advocacy efforts in Chile have led to important changes in her country, impacting both legislative change and raising awareness for rare diseases. A GIST patient who was diagnosed incorrectly in 1995 with leiomyosarcoma, she understands the importance of correct diagnosis and access to treatment. She plays an integral role in working with our international patients, to assure they receive the quality of care necessary to survive and thrive.

It’s Time to Tell The Stories: Our Good News – Piga

Our Good News Holiday Campaign is the culmination of our year of "Time to Tell the Stories 2022." In this series, we celebrate the connections, the celebrations, the events and milestones that we’ve been privileged to be a part of this year. Piga Fernandez shares about Global Impact.

By |2022-12-19T10:29:22-05:00December 19th, 2022|Fundraising, News, Patient Support|

Centro de Oncología de Precisión U. Mayor reunió a pacientes con cánceres gastrointestinales

El encuentro, organizado para conmemorar el Día Internacional de la Concientización del GIST en conjunto con la Fundación GIST Chile, destacó la necesidad y la importancia del diagnóstico precoz y las terapias personalizadas para mejorar la calidad de vida de los pacientes.

By |2022-09-01T10:21:29-04:00July 15th, 2022|Advocacy, Events, Global, News, Patient Support|

“LEY DE CÁNCER CLAUDIO MORA”

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, LRG Global Consultant & Executive Director of Fundación GIST Chile, Piga Fernández, (GIST survivor & advocate), attended ae climatic event at Palacio de La Moneda (La Moneda), where the President Piñera of Chile took the final steps to sign the 'Ley de Cáncer Claudio Mora' guaranteeing healthcare protections for Chilean cancer patients.

By |2020-09-21T09:11:33-04:00September 21st, 2020|Advocacy, Global, News|

Chile Cancer March Brings Change – Advocacy in Action!

Patients and Caregivers March! On December 4, 2018, President Sebastián Piñera, of Chile, signed the National Cancer Plan 2018 – 2028 and the National Cancer Law. LRG Global Consultant and Executive Director of Fundación [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:35:47-05:00December 17th, 2018|Advocacy, Global, News, Newsletter|
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